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Health law

Explore the legal issues surrounding health and medicine

Engage with one of the nation’s leading postgraduate programs in health and medical law and enhance your work in the fields of health practice, governance and management.

What is health law?

Health law concerns the legal issues arising from the provision of health care services, the impact of new technologies on health care, the regulation of the health professions, and public health. It includes:

  • public health law
  • mental health law
  • legal issues affecting reproduction, death, and genetics
  • dispute resolution, mediation, and class actions
  • global governance and policy
  • health, development, trade and investment.

Postgraduate study in health law is suitable for legal professionals such as barristers, judges, magistrates and solicitors as well as non-legal professionals like doctors, dentists, health administrators, nurses, pharmacists, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Why study health law with us?

  • Consider health law issues in an interdisciplinary context with knowledge of health structures and medical procedures integrated with knowledge of legal structures and principles through our specialist Master of Health Law course or our flagship Master of Laws (LLM).
  • Experience the expertise of our prominent and dedicated Sydney Health Law Centre.
  • Join Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis.
  • Explore the latest developments within the practice and profession of law. Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 13th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.
  • Credit your units towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Who will you learn from?

Professor Roger Magnusson

Professor Roger Magnusson

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Master of Health Law

Joanna Wharburton
Joanna Wharburton
“Since commencing this postgraduate degree, not only has my desire for academic enquiry been satiated, my critical legal thinking skills have significantly broadened, enabling me to develop personally and professionally within the Law School’s nurturing and encouraging environment.”

Learn more about the Master of Health Law